The Hanover Furthers Its West Reach With New Pacific Region

April 4, 2012

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. is launching a second region in the Western U.S.

A newly created Pacific Region will be led by David Kuhn, who has joined The Hanover as regional president. This new territory includes branch offices in Northern California, Southern California, Oregon and Washington.

Worcester, Mass.-based The Hanover launched its presence in the West in 2009, led by Regional President John Casper. Since Casper and his team have established relationships with leading agents and brokers in local markets throughout the West, while building a book of commercial business of nearly $400 million.

The company’s western states will be allocated among two regions, with Casper continuing to lead the West Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, and Kuhn in the Pacific Region.

Kuhn also will continue to build-out the company’s field team in the newly-defined region. Kuhn comes to The Hanover from QBE Insurance where he served as business practice leader. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Bank of America Insurance Group, Countrywide Insurance Group; and served as regional president St. Paul Companies’ Pacific and California Regions.

The Hanover’s full suite of products available in the Pacific and West regions includes commercial package and business owners’ policies, commercial auto, umbrella, inland marine, bond, workers’ compensation, management liability, employment-related practices liability and professional liability.

The Hanover is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Co., Howell, Mich.-based Citizens Insurance Company of America, Chaucer Holdings PLC, based in London, and their affiliates. Through Chaucer, the company underwrites business at Lloyd’s of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty.

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